Munster
Paul O'Connell
Paul O'Connell

Senior Debut:  v Edinburgh, August 2001, Myreside

Heineken Cup Debut:  v Harlequins, September 2001, The Stoop

Club: Young Munster RFC

International Honours: Ireland School/U21/A/Senior; British & Irish Lions

Twitter: @Paul_OConnell

Played on the same Ireland Schools side as international teammate Gordon D’Arcy and five consecutive games for Ireland Under-21s with Donncha O’Callaghan as his second row partner.

Scored a try on his senior international debut v Wales and won the Grand Slam under Declan Kidney in 2009.

Played three Tests for the British and Irish Lions in New Zealand in 2005 and in 2009 captained the squad in South Africa. Toured with the Lions for the third time in 2013 as they successfully overcame Australia, although O' Connell fractured an arm in the second test.

Captained Munster to their second Heineken Cup title in 2008 and also led the side to two Magners League trophies, in 2009 and 2011.

Returned to the Munster side in late September as a substitute against Newport Gwent Dragons after recovering for the arm injury he picked up with the Lions.

Awarded the Irish captaincy by Joe Schmidt ahead of the 2013 autumn internationals.  

Played 80 minutes in each of Munster's first five Heineken Cup games of 2013/14 and was awarded Man of the Match in the 20-7 win against Gloucester at Kingsholm.

Captained Ireland to the Six Nations Championship in 2014. Missed the opener against Scotland with a chest infection before returning to play the remaining four games in the successful campaign.

Earned his 75th Heineken Cup cap in Munster's quarter final victory over Toulouse and in the same game scored his first Heineken Cup try since 2008.

Included in the Ireland squad for the 2014 summer tour to Argentina.

Made his 100th test appearance in Ireland's first test against Argentina, June 2014. O'Connell has won 93 caps for Ireland and 7 for the British & Irish Lions.

DOB20th Oct 1979
BirthplaceLimerick, Ireland
Height1.98 m (6' 6")
Weight112 kg (17 st 8 lb)
PositionLock
HonoursIreland (94 caps)
Date Opposition Tries Conv DG Pen YC RC Pts Mins
19/09/2014
Zebre







80
27/09/2014
Ospreys







80
04/10/2014
Leinster Rugby







80
18/10/2014
Sale Sharks







80
24/10/2014
Saracens







80
Total Played 5 0
0
0
0
0
0
0
400
CompetitionTeamPlayedTriesConvDGPenYCRCPts
2014-2015 - European Rugby Champions Cup
Munster Rugby
2







2014-2015 - Guinness PRO12
Munster Rugby
3







2014-2015 Total

5







2013-2014 - Heineken Cup
Munster Rugby
8
1





5
2013-2014 - RaboDirect PRO12
Munster Rugby
8 +1




1


2013-2014 Total

16 +1
1



1

5
2012-2013 - Heineken Cup
Munster Rugby
4







2012-2013 - RaboDirect PRO12
Munster Rugby
4
1





5
2012-2013 Total

8
1





5
2011-2012 - Heineken Cup
Munster Rugby
7







2011-2012 - RaboDirect PRO12
Munster Rugby
5 +1







2011-2012 Total

12 +1







2010-2011 - Amlin Challenge Cup
Munster Rugby
0 +1







2010-2011 - Heineken Cup
Munster Rugby
2 +1





1

2010-2011 - Magners League
Munster Rugby
5 +1




1


2010-2011 Total

7 +3




1
1

2009-2010 - Heineken Cup
Munster Rugby
6




1


2009-2010 - Magners League
Munster Rugby
2 +1







2009-2010 Total

8 +1




1


2008-2009 - Heineken Cup
Munster Rugby
8
2



1

10
2008-2009 - Magners League
Munster Rugby
7
1





5
2008-2009 Total

15
3



1

15
2007-2008 - Heineken Cup
Munster Rugby
3







2007-2008 - Magners League
Munster Rugby
4 +3
2





10
2007-2008 Total

7 +3
2





10
2006-2007 - Heineken Cup
Munster Rugby
6







2006-2007 - Magners League
Munster Rugby
6 +2
1





5
2006-2007 Total

12 +2
1





5
2005-2006 - Celtic League
Munster Rugby
7
2





10
2005-2006 - Heineken Cup
Munster Rugby
5
3





15
2005-2006 Total

12
5





25
2004-2005 - Celtic Cup
Munster Rugby
3







2004-2005 - Celtic League
Munster Rugby
7







2004-2005 - Heineken Cup
Munster Rugby
7
1





5
2004-2005 Total

17
1





5
2003-2004 - Celtic League
Munster Rugby
3







2003-2004 - Heineken Cup
Munster Rugby
8
2





10
2003-2004 Total

11
2





10
2002-2003 - Celtic League
Munster Rugby
2




1


2002-2003 - Heineken Cup
Munster Rugby
4
1





5
2002-2003 Total

6
1



1

5
2001-2002 - Celtic League
Munster Rugby
3 +4







2001-2002 - Heineken Cup
Munster Rugby
4 +3







2001-2002 - Irish Interprovincial
Munster Rugby
2
1





5
2001-2002 Total

9 +7
1





5
Total - European Rugby Champions Cup

74 +4
10



2
1
50
Total - Guinness PRO12

66 +13
7



3

35
Total - Amlin Challenge Cup

0 +1







Total - Celtic Cup

3







Total - Irish Interprovincial

2
1





5
Total

145 +18
18
0
0
0
5
1
90
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